Hand knitters have a wonderful resource in Knitting Pattern Central: an index of free hand knitting patterns, organized by category to make them easy to find. Unfortunately, machine knitting patterns get lost in the fray. In an attempt to make up for that, here's our very own index of free machine knitting patterns available online.
This list is a work in progress. If you spot a mistake, a broken link, or know of a free pattern (or useful website) for machine knitters that is missing, please drop me a line on the address given on the home page. I'm also happy to host your pattern free of charge if you have one you want to share, but don't have a website or a blog. Thanks!
Newly added patterns or links will be marked with *NEW* until the next update.
Patterns themselves are not posted here, only links to where the pattern is hosted. As always, it is your responsibility to follow copyright law. No responsibility can be accepted for how accurate the patterns are. Don't forget to swatch! :)
I've added a table indicating the gauge the pattern was written in. It's often possible to convert to another gauge with a bit of swatching and some math. :)